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Tomlin orders Steelers to stop somersaulting into the end zone

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Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders caught a pass from Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday and raced toward the end zone to help Pittsburgh clinch its first win of the season, but Steelers coach Mike Tomlin didn’t like what Sanders did as he crossed the goal line.

Sanders leapt into the air and somersaulted into the end zone as he scored, and Tomlin said today that he’s putting a stop to that practice, which Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell did earlier this year. Tomlin described somersaulting into the end zone as “silly.”

“There will be no more somersault-into-the-end-zone celebrations,” Tomlin said, via Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest. “There is the potential for injury. That simple.”

Sanders looked like he was just trying to have fun, not taunt the Jets, but Tomlin is right. It’s simply not worth the risk that a bad landing could potentially cause a serious head, neck or back injury. Next time Sanders scores, he’d be better off emulating another Sanders and simply hand the ball to the official.

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  1. ydousuk says: Oct 15, 2013 12:32 PM

    Problem solved……………Superbowl bound.

  2. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 15, 2013 12:33 PM

    LOL!!!

    The steelers haven’t done sh t since steelers team doctor dr. rydze fell under federal suspicion and indicted for hgh/steroid distribution.

    LOL!!!

  3. tsmercurio says: Oct 15, 2013 12:33 PM

    Correct me if I am wrong, but diving/flipping/somersaulting into the endzone without means of avoiding a tackler is also an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. That is why they shouldn’t do it. I understand the risk for injury, but it is plan disrespectful as well.

  4. joemammy says: Oct 15, 2013 12:34 PM

    But…but…but…we have SIX RINGS!!!

    Lol…

  5. steelbydesign says: Oct 15, 2013 12:36 PM

    There’s potential for injury… and it’s just stupid.

    Showboating and celebrating is pretty stupid when your team is winless (which they still were at the time). And this is coming from a Steelers fan… it’s embarrassing.

  6. notwithkubiak says: Oct 15, 2013 12:36 PM

    Yup – saw that idiocy in the Minnesota loss by Bell… just asking for injury.

  7. wearethesteelers says: Oct 15, 2013 12:37 PM

    Tomlin knows how to run a team. Everything is moving in the right direction.

  8. ingraven says: Oct 15, 2013 12:37 PM

    And I agree, it risks injury. But also, if you’re not winning, you shouldnt be dancing. Thats why I’m glad Jacoby didnt dance when he scored the TD on Sunday. It wouldve made him look foolish.

  9. buckybadger says: Oct 15, 2013 12:38 PM

    Not to mention they haven’t won a game until Sunday. Your the Steelers! You shouldn’t be so happy you are beating a team like the Jets for your first win of the year.

  10. dickroy says: Oct 15, 2013 12:39 PM

    Come on Emmanuel. You won your first game of the year. You are 1-4. Are you that happy about that?

  11. ingraven says: Oct 15, 2013 12:41 PM

    And as bad as the Steelers record is, I still know its gonna be a GREAT game between them & us come Sunday. Records mean NOTHING when these 2 teams get together. BEST RIVALRY in football.

  12. zam0854 says: Oct 15, 2013 12:42 PM

    I fall asleep every time I watch the steelers play. There offense is about exciting as a tennis match.

  13. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 15, 2013 12:42 PM

    Yeah more headbutts instead please. Brain beatings are no big deal.

  14. gnorules says: Oct 15, 2013 12:42 PM

    After all, who would do something stupid to celebrate a score….. like headbutt the back wall(Gus Frerrote injured neck out for the year) or jump to celebrate a field goal (Bill Gramatica injured ACL out for the year). Nooooo, these guys don’t injure themselves AT ALLLLLLL!!

  15. jhein23 says: Oct 15, 2013 12:43 PM

    Should you be sommersaulting at all when you have a big zero in the win column?

  16. geniusry says: Oct 15, 2013 12:43 PM

    When you can’t coach your team better on the field, start doing stuff like this.

  17. bringbackkosar says: Oct 15, 2013 12:45 PM

    Aw let them celebrate, might be the last time the Steelers are in the end zone this season

  18. bigbenownsthenfl says: Oct 15, 2013 12:45 PM

    Tomlin had to do this. You know how bad this ratbirds defense is. That would be like 6 somersaults in the endzone. Somebody would eventually get hurt!

  19. lance19 says: Oct 15, 2013 12:48 PM

    I wonder if the Steeler offense will have any opportunity in the coming weeks to show that there’s a policy change… :p

  20. mblade says: Oct 15, 2013 12:50 PM

    Super Bowl bound?? 6 rings?? I believe your record is 1-4 and you’re in last place in your division.

  21. warhammer420 says: Oct 15, 2013 12:51 PM

    I always thought somersaulting was odd. It’s like headbutting a wall (LOL Gus Frerotte), you’re asking for an injury.

  22. isphet71 says: Oct 15, 2013 12:52 PM

    Hey Steelers – Roy Williams (the WR) just called and he wants his meaningless celebrations back.

    That first down celebration was atrocious, and this isn’t any better when your team keeps losing.

  23. kingpel says: Oct 15, 2013 12:54 PM

    Maybe the league should hand out a notice so the players realize that somersaulting in the air and landing on your neck and back could be dangerous. We wouldn’t want another lawsuit.

    Knuckleheads.

  24. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Oct 15, 2013 12:54 PM

    The coach has to order guys not to pull dumb stunts? That speaks volumes to the state of that team right now.

  25. ravenmomma says: Oct 15, 2013 12:56 PM

    Actually I feel Tomlin is absolutely right in this case. I’ve often thought the same thing as I watch these players get cute going into the EZ. It doesn’t take much to land the wrong way and get a season ending injury…even career ending in the event they would land on their head/neck the wrong way. The risk is not worth that type of celebration.

  26. northstarnic says: Oct 15, 2013 12:56 PM

    Agree on all points. The endless celebrations are so dumb. As I was watching my crappy vikes last weekend, I couldn’t believe the antics coming from the supposed leaders of that defense. You’ve got Allen ropin imaginary calves and greenway high kicking like he’s one of the Rockettes. All the while, they were absolutely getting their asses handed to them by Cam and the Carolina panthers. As far as the somersault, each time I saw the replay, I kept expecting sanders to need help from the trainers to get off the field. 7 times out of 10 a guy will get injured pulling a stunt like that.

  27. 23rdusernameused says: Oct 15, 2013 1:01 PM

    wearethesteelers says: Oct 15, 2013 12:37 PM

    Tomlin knows how to run a team. Everything is moving in the right direction.

    I literally just laughed out loud at that one!! News flash – Tomlin is HORRIBLE!!
    he and Haley both suck, BAD!

  28. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 15, 2013 1:04 PM

    This steelers team has Chad OchoJohnsonCinco written all over them.

  29. bennyb82 says: Oct 15, 2013 1:08 PM

    I think NFL celebrations are a reflection of the current state of our society.

  30. pghfan72 says: Oct 15, 2013 1:14 PM

    The Steelers aren’t the only team that has players doing summersalts and stupid things in the end zone. However, I’m glad Tomlin did put his foot down and said no more antics. Should be a great rivalry game this week with the Ratbirds! I don’t care what record we have. Our division so far this year isn’t very good so the Steelers aren’t out of it just yet.

  31. chiadam says: Oct 15, 2013 1:14 PM

    We’re 1 – 4!!! Catch me, Jesus!!

  32. bleedburgandyandgold says: Oct 15, 2013 1:14 PM

    I agree about the great game thus Sunday I’m not a fan of the steelers or ravens but I always watch when they play each other it’s just good TV

  33. kingpel says: Oct 15, 2013 1:14 PM

    @bennyb82

    What does that celebration where guys love to drop the ball the split second they cross the goal line say about us?

  34. ydousuk says: Oct 15, 2013 1:17 PM

    mblade says: Oct 15, 2013 12:50 PM

    Super Bowl bound?? 6 rings?? I believe your record is 1-4 and you’re in last place in your division.
    —————————————————————-

    mblade, please go to wikipedia and look up the word sarcasm………………..ok now do you get it?

  35. quittsburghstoolers says: Oct 15, 2013 1:18 PM

    “There will be no more somersault-into-the-end-zone celebrations,” Tomlin said…

    ———————————————————-

    Wow, first that meanie Tomlin took away all the team’s Candyland & Hi Ho! Cherry-O sets & now he won’t let the kiddies tumble around & act silly anymore when they get really excited.

    I wonder what Tomlin gonna say next week?
    “No more wire hangers… EVER!” perhaps?

  36. jjackwagon says: Oct 15, 2013 1:18 PM

    You mean the Steelers know where the end zone is?

  37. bobzilla1001 says: Oct 15, 2013 1:19 PM

    Somersaults into the end zone over five games add up to a whole two: by Le’veon Bell and Emmanuel Sanders.
    Even more irritating is Antonio Brown’s constant “first-down” antics, regardless of the score. I’ve never seen more showboats on a team that’s 9-13 over its previous 22 games. Wish these guys would tone it down and start acting a little more humble during such problematic times.

  38. fc187 says: Oct 15, 2013 1:23 PM

    Now if he would get them to stop celebrating catching a pass, getting first down, gaining a yard.

  39. lovethelions says: Oct 15, 2013 1:23 PM

    Somersaults in the end zone…we won a game!

    Now Jacksonville gets the first draft pick. Oh oh…

  40. damnsureis says: Oct 15, 2013 1:28 PM

    If I was coach of that team I wouldn’t care how they got into the end zone.

  41. brilskin says: Oct 15, 2013 1:29 PM

    There’s no bigger Steeler fan than me, but this team has absolutely no leadership among the players. The departures of Bettis, Ward, Smith, Farrior and others have left them with a group of young, immature, me-first players that wasn’t tolerated in the past. Veterans like Polamolu and Miller need to step up and be more vocal. Banning ping pong isn’t the answer.

  42. quittsburghstoolers says: Oct 15, 2013 1:31 PM

    jjackwagon says: Oct 15, 2013 1:18 PM

    You mean the Steelers know where the end zone is?

    ———————————————————-

    Of course they do.

    It’s where their opponents’ offenses spend most of the game standing…

  43. FinFan68 says: Oct 15, 2013 1:33 PM

    The celebrations are all dumb. All of them. Some are just look at me self promotions, some taunt the other team and some are injuries waiting to happen. Celebrate a team win instead of an individual(‘s) play. There is very little professionalism in professional sports.

  44. wtfchiefs says: Oct 15, 2013 1:33 PM

    Celebrating with risk of injury is awesome. Football itself is dangerous, therefore it is fun.

    Ergo

    Awesome(Celebrating with risk of injury)
    + Dangerous fun (Football)
    = Awesomely Dangerous Fun (Celebrating with risk of injury during Football)

    I rest my case.

  45. Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 15, 2013 1:36 PM

    Wish these guys would tone it down and start acting a little more humble during such problematic times.

    Very good advice you should fool it yourself….oh wait the oracle of the prunes…nah humble you can spell not be.

    I agree with Tomlin as a flip increases the chance for injury, but they have had little to cheer about….lighten up…cheeze!

  46. Steeler's Didn't-but-Will-eventually says: Oct 15, 2013 1:38 PM

    buckybadger says:
    Oct 15, 2013 12:38 PM
    You shouldn’t be so happy you are beating a team like the Jets for your first win of the year.
    ————–
    Loving the double standard. This time last week the Steelers were predicted to be at 0-5 because Geno Smith, fresh off his spanking of the Atlanta Falcons, was going to pick them apart with his precision passing and the No. 2 defense was going to kill Ben. I’m sure this time next week, if the Steelers win vs. BAL then that will be discredited too.

    To be fair, I agree. Sanders’ (and Brown’s) celebrations are completely unnecessary. Sack dances are ok because they don’t happen as much, but Antonio’s habit of celebrating every first down is annoying.

  47. lovethelions says: Oct 15, 2013 1:43 PM

    Very good advice you should fool it yourself….oh wait the oracle of the prunes…nah humble you can spell not be.
    ___________________________________

    What?

  48. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 15, 2013 1:44 PM

    Not only is there potential for injuries but also a penalty. Going to the ground is technically no longer allowed after a TD. I can’t remember which game it was last week but the refs ignored a player doing that right in front of them should have been a 15 yards unsportsmanlike penalty.

  49. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 15, 2013 1:48 PM

    Good timing on this announcement. Sanders risked injury with one flip, imagine how much risk there’d be this Sunday with 7 sommersaults.

  50. dickroy says: Oct 15, 2013 1:52 PM

    @ bennyb82

    You just made the most profound statement on here today.

  51. msstiller58 says: Oct 15, 2013 1:56 PM

    When Antonio Brown holds the ball out and drops it when he gets a first down, I want to slap him.

  52. aboveaveragejoe11 says: Oct 15, 2013 1:57 PM

    I’m not hoping for it, but there will come the day when some idiot player seriously injures himself during a touchdown celebration only to find out that the touchdown has been nullified by penalty or booth review. Maybe that will help to bring an end to these ridiculous celebrations.

  53. psly2124 says: Oct 15, 2013 2:03 PM

    They don’t see the end zone much and when the do its should call for a 4th of July celebration. Have to agree with Tomlin, celebrating is a me type thing. No need for it. I would start fining guys 100k needless celebrations

  54. beedubyatoo says: Oct 15, 2013 2:04 PM

    tsmercurio says: Oct 15, 2013 12:33 PM

    Correct me if I am wrong, but diving/flipping/somersaulting into the endzone without means of avoiding a tackler is also an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. That is why they shouldn’t do it. I understand the risk for injury, but it is plan disrespectful as well.
    —————————–
    I think that rule only applies to college football.

  55. jayovalentine says: Oct 15, 2013 2:04 PM

    Bring Cowher back so he can build a team Tomlin can win with again…

  56. scoobies05 says: Oct 15, 2013 2:05 PM

    bad news bigbenowns. in one more game played the ravens defense has allowed only 13 more points than the vaunted steeler defense. so the steelers are giving up more points per game. so try again. but not with the offense. ravens have scored 46 more points. weak arguement from bigbenowns aside, stats are out the window in these games. looking forward to another classic

  57. ratsfoiledagain says: Oct 15, 2013 2:05 PM

    doctorrustbelt says: Oct 15, 2013 12:33 PM

    LOL!!!

    The steelers haven’t done sh t since steelers team doctor dr. rydze fell under federal suspicion and indicted for hgh/steroid distribution.

    LOL!!!
    **************
    They won 4* SB’s in the 70′s using steroids. Now they win two* using HGH. Cheat to win the superbowl….it’s the Steeler’s way!

  58. sixlombardisinyourface says: Oct 15, 2013 2:07 PM

    joemammy says:
    Oct 15, 2013 12:34 PM
    But…but…but…we have SIX RINGS!!!

    Lol…

    – Six Lombardi trophies and lovin’ every minute of it. Besides your obvious jealousy of Pittsburgh’s success, what’s your point ?

  59. lovethelions says: Oct 15, 2013 2:14 PM

    Somersaults in the end zone…we won!

    This means Coach will give us back our Candyland game :)

  60. oxfordthecat says: Oct 15, 2013 2:21 PM

    Of all the issues the Steelers have, Tomlin is losing his sleep over somersaults into the end zone?

    … hard to imagine why that team is struggling.

  61. jucam1 says: Oct 15, 2013 2:24 PM

    I saw David Wilson pull this move against the Eagles before his sorry Giants got beat by 2 TDs and he went on IR….. Just play the game and do your best

  62. ydousuk says: Oct 15, 2013 2:25 PM

    sixlombardisinyourface says: Oct 15, 2013 2:07 PM

    joemammy says:
    Oct 15, 2013 12:34 PM
    But…but…but…we have SIX RINGS!!!

    Lol…

    – Six Lombardi trophies and lovin’ every minute of it. Besides your obvious jealousy of Pittsburgh’s success, what’s your point ?
    —————————————————————-
    So, are you “lovin every minute” of this season?

  63. steelcurtainn says: Oct 15, 2013 2:32 PM

    Now is a good time to stop. One of the steelers offensive players might hurt their back running up the score on the ravens defense this week.

  64. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 15, 2013 2:35 PM

    sorry bigbenowns, didn’t read your post til after I sent mine. You were too generous though with only 6 TDs. Figure if Manning can put up 7 scores, so can Ben.

  65. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 15, 2013 2:37 PM

    If they keep doing it, Drill Sargeant Tomlin will decree that they drop the ball on the one yard line. Just to establish proper authority at the compound.

  66. topcide says: Oct 15, 2013 2:38 PM

    Flipping into the endzone during the game that you were 0-5 heading into is akin to when my Lions play the team fight song after kicking a meaningless 4th q field goal when they are are the recieving end of a blowout

  67. lovethelions says: Oct 15, 2013 2:50 PM

    topcide says: Oct 15, 2013 2:38 PM

    Flipping into the endzone during the game that you were 0-5 heading into is akin to when my Lions play the team fight song after kicking a meaningless 4th q field goal when they are are the recieving end of a blowout
    ____________________________________

    YOUR LIONS??? LOL

    If they were your Lions, you’d know we are leading the NFC North right now! :)

  68. citizenstrange says: Oct 15, 2013 2:54 PM

    The NFL should make a touchdown celebration rule with only two options.

    1) You either just hand the ball to the ref like Barry Sanders

    ….. or …..

    2) You do the Billy “White Shoes” Johnson “Funky Chicken.”

    You can’t improve on perfection.

  69. steelerben says: Oct 15, 2013 2:55 PM

    I like seeing a team that is doing well getting excited about it. It is entertaining when there is a genuine display of joy playing the game. However, the contrived, “look-at-me” antics and the premeditated dances are just stupid. If you have played like garbage all year or if you are in a game where the other team is stomping a mudhole in you and walking it dry it is time to focus on getting things on track. You get paid millions of dollars to take that football 300 feet or less into the scoring area. If you succeed in doing so, you’ve done your job.

    Could you imagine a janitor spiking his mop and then doing the Douggie after finishing the hallway? How about your mechanic tightening on your lug nuts by doing a flip? A lawyer spinning his briefcase after a successful litigation?

  70. notwhoyouthinkitis says: Oct 15, 2013 2:57 PM

    Smart decision by Tomlin and other coaches ought to do the same. It is nothing but showboating. Act like you have scored a TD before, as Barry Sanders did.

    But it is hilarious to laugh at all the Steeler haters here who flaunt their ignorance! LOL!!!

  71. scoobies05 says: Oct 15, 2013 2:58 PM

    ok crown…time to put down the 23rd iron city of the day. are you really comparing ben to peyton?

  72. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 15, 2013 3:04 PM

    no comparison necessary scoobs, Ben has twice as many SB’s.

  73. jimthebuilder27 says: Oct 15, 2013 3:06 PM

    Wish more players would emulate Barry Sanders rather than the garbage we see all the time 😠

  74. Deb says: Oct 15, 2013 3:07 PM

    oxfordthecat says:

    Of all the issues the Steelers have, Tomlin is losing his sleep over somersaults into the end zone?
    —————————————————-

    Sorry, I missed the part in the article about Tomlin losing sleep. The biggest issue this team has is lack of discipline and leadership. Tomlin is providing both. I believe that is called: His job.

  75. buckybadger says: Oct 15, 2013 3:29 PM

    buckybadger says:
    Oct 15, 2013 12:38 PM
    You shouldn’t be so happy you are beating a team like the Jets for your first win of the year.
    ————–
    Steeler’s Didn’t-but-Will-eventually says:
    Oct 15, 2013 1:38 PM
    Loving the double standard. This time last week the Steelers were predicted to be at 0-5 because Geno Smith, fresh off his spanking of the Atlanta Falcons, was going to pick them apart with his precision passing and the No. 2 defense was going to kill Ben. I’m sure this time next week, if the Steelers win vs. BAL then that will be discredited too.

    To be fair, I agree. Sanders’ (and Brown’s) celebrations are completely unnecessary. Sack dances are ok because they don’t happen as much, but Antonio’s habit of celebrating every first down is annoying.

    —————————————

    You missed my point. The Steelers aren’t a franchise that should be celebrating because they got their first win in week 6. That isn’t how that franchise runs. I am not discrediting the win but simply stating that no one associated with the Steelers should be celebrating anything right now. It isn’t their style to be happy at 1-5 or even 2-5. The win is great and they can build on that but lets not act like they are any where near they want to be.

    Is it a double standard? Yes of course it is. You aren’t the Jaguars who are just trying not to go 0-16, you are a respected franchise. I am a Packer fan I would hold my team to the same standard as I am the Steelers right now.

    I don’t mind celebrations but only when there is something to celebrate. Broncos can dance all they want and Chiefs live it up because it doesn’t last forever. When you are a storied franchise and are performing far below the norm I think its best just to hand the ball over and concentrate on getting better. No one’s job is safe over their right now and I would worry about the film I am producing more than my celebration dance.

  76. zonex74 says: Oct 15, 2013 3:34 PM

    I don’t have a problem with the team being given happy to have finally won a game. If u can’t be happy about that then what’s the point? But I totally agree with Tomlin for reasons of injury as well as being classless. And why r people criticizing Tomlin for banning that? Banning something that could lead to injury IS a benefit to the team as opposed to allowing it and sum1 gets injured and it HURTS the team!

  77. slick1ru2 says: Oct 15, 2013 3:35 PM

    This ain’t Madden!

  78. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 15, 2013 3:40 PM

    Act like you’ve been there…

    Oh wait.

    They haven’t!

  79. keepounding1234 says: Oct 15, 2013 3:41 PM

    He must have consulted Bill Gramatica.

  80. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 15, 2013 3:42 PM

    Sorry, I missed the part in the article about Tomlin losing sleep. The biggest issue this team has is lack of discipline and leadership. Tomlin is providing both. I believe that is called: His job.
    =================================

    And here I thought: His job. was to win football games.

    No wonder they’re 1-5.

  81. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 15, 2013 3:44 PM

    so buckybadger, were you OK with the A-Rodg “belt” move after each TD pass, even when you had a losing record?

  82. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 15, 2013 3:47 PM

    Hey maybe you guys should trade Roth for, oh I don’t know, 4 or 5 first round picks and Luck.

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  83. tory707 says: Oct 15, 2013 3:47 PM

    Rooney Rule!!!

  84. classyjacklambert says: Oct 15, 2013 3:54 PM

    I love all the trolls talking like the Steelers were the only team using roids in the seventies. The only teams that didn’t use roids in the seventies were the jags and the panthers.

  85. sbchampsagain says: Oct 15, 2013 3:57 PM

    I love when Tomlin orders things.

    Like unleashing hell. Pizzas.

  86. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 15, 2013 4:03 PM

    wearethesteelers says: Oct 15, 2013 12:37 PM

    Tomlin knows how to run a team. Everything is moving in the right direction.
    ===============================

    Yes it’s counter clockwise if you’re a northern hemisphere Steeler’s fan.

    But if you’re a southern hemisphere fan, I believe it’s clockwise.

  87. Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 15, 2013 4:08 PM

    And here I thought: His job. was to win football games.

    No wonder they’re 1-5.

    There you go again saying you thought. Everyone on this thread knows a troll like you doesn’t think rather posts in a frenzy going back and forth between screen names like a squirrel looking for hidden nuts….amusing and pathetic there joeflaccomontana .

  88. billd3883 says: Oct 15, 2013 4:15 PM

    These kids nowadays with their flippity-floppity hippity-hoppity end zone celebrations! Who’s got time for that! Act like you’ve been there before! Wait. What were we talking about?

  89. billywhiteshoesjohnson says: Oct 15, 2013 4:21 PM

    I say, this hippity-hop flippity-flop nonsense is most un-germane to the gentleman’s game of foot-ball.

    I’m in concordance with Tomlin’s righteous strictures. Hitherto, there will be no place for such tomfoolery and shenanigans in the “City of Bridges.”

  90. camdenyard says: Oct 15, 2013 4:24 PM

    I’m not a Steeler fan, furthest thing from it…but as it pertains to this Tomlin is 100% correct.

  91. chief67 says: Oct 15, 2013 4:54 PM

    I like coach Tomlin , he `s a no nonsense tell it like it is kind of guy !

  92. blueberrymuffin11 says: Oct 15, 2013 4:54 PM

    As Dick LeBeau once told Rod Woodson, “act like you’ve been there before.”

  93. coachjohnharbaugh says: Oct 15, 2013 4:55 PM

    tank for teddy

    #1-15

  94. quittsburghstoolers says: Oct 15, 2013 5:11 PM

    Deb says: Oct 15, 2013 3:07 PM

    The biggest issue this team has is lack of discipline and leadership. Tomlin is providing both.

    I believe that is called: His job.

    ———————————————————-

    First & foremost I think his main job is winning football games.

    Looks like he ain’t doing his job after all, ain’t it?

  95. Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 15, 2013 5:54 PM

    quittsburghstoolers says:
    Oct 15, 2013 5:11 PM
    Deb says: Oct 15, 2013 3:07 PM

    The biggest issue this team has is lack of discipline and leadership. Tomlin is providing both.

    I believe that is called: His job.

    ———————————————————-

    First & foremost I think his main job is winning football games.

    Looks like he ain’t doing his job after all, ain’t it?

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    First and foremost Tomlin is a coach not a player . Second his coaching resume in the NFL is much better than yours. Finally, the steelers have burned a lot of you haters as so many of you are coming out of the woodwork, under rocks, and under bridges to bash on the steelers. No problem, I ll take your bandwagon crap until we get back to a place you have never been AGAIN.

  96. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 15, 2013 5:56 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 15, 2013 4:08 PM

    And here I thought: His job. was to win football games.

    No wonder they’re 1-5.

    There you go again saying you thought. Everyone on this thread knows a troll like you doesn’t think rather posts in a frenzy going back and forth between screen names like a squirrel looking for hidden nuts….amusing and pathetic there joeflaccomontana .
    ==========================

    And that would make you correct one less time than the Steelers have won games this season.

    Now, remove the two “no”s in your name and you’d be on to something.

  97. laserw says: Oct 15, 2013 6:08 PM

    There is no reason for any player who is going into the endzone UNCONTESTED to leave his feet in any manner. Somersaulting is selfish and is taunting just as the rest of the ways taunting has been interpreted by this wuss league.

    The only time a player should not be penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct when crossing the goal line off his feet is by diving to the pylon, jumping over a blocker or an offensive line in a goal line situation, or being tackled into the endzone.

    THERE IS NO REASON TO CELEBRATE BEFORE YOU ACTUALLY SCORE.

  98. bobzilla1001 says: Oct 15, 2013 6:26 PM

    bigfool:
    The complaint about Brown reaches well beyond myself. The radio talk shows have been besieged with complaints about Brown and his obnoxious showboating. If you lived within a 500-mile radius of Pittsburgh, you might actually know the pulse of my prune-juice consuming city.
    How’s things in Virginia?
    Steelers-less, I bet…

  99. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 15, 2013 7:39 PM

    Maybe Tomlin should order them to stop sucking.

  100. recall10 says: Oct 15, 2013 7:43 PM

    It looks Stupid !!!

  101. Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 15, 2013 7:46 PM

    bobzilla1001 says:
    Oct 15, 2013 6:26 PM
    bigfool:
    The complaint about Brown reaches well beyond myself. The radio talk shows have been besieged with complaints about Brown and his obnoxious showboating. If you lived within a 500-mile radius of Pittsburgh, you might actually know the pulse of my prune-juice consuming city.
    How’s things in Virginia?
    Steelers-less, I bet…

    2 0
    Report comment. Big prune sucker, things are a little rainy here in gods country midst the horses,hay, and tourists. Plenty of prune less steeler fans proudly taking it on the chin for supporting Ben. Sorry you are still waiting on Beethovens fifth, but if the prunes don’t work try drains.

    By the way, I agree put the ball in the refs hand, but come on with the change in the maturity level of the NFL his action reflects the steelerBen crowds maturity level.

  102. jmblosser82 says: Oct 15, 2013 8:07 PM

    Celebrating a sack, tackle for loss, first down, TD, or a turnover is nothing more then showboating(winning, losing, blowing out, or getting blown out all apply). I can see some celebrating if it’s a career milestone, but keep it classy(the classic fist pump is a classy move). All these look-at-me tactics from any team is tiresome, that would make me stop watching football before all these crappy rule changes.

  103. scoobies05 says: Oct 15, 2013 10:59 PM

    ok crown….by that logic flacco is just as good as peyton then

  104. lovethelions says: Oct 15, 2013 11:47 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 15, 2013 4:08 PM

    And here I thought: His job. was to win football games.

    No wonder they’re 1-5.

    There you go again saying you thought. Everyone on this thread knows a troll like you doesn’t think rather posts in a frenzy going back and forth between screen names like a squirrel looking for hidden nuts….amusing and pathetic there joeflaccomontana .

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    Switch to decaf???

  105. Steeler's Didn't-but-Will-eventually says: Oct 16, 2013 9:55 AM

    buckybadger says:
    Oct 15, 2013 3:29 PM

    You missed my point. The Steelers aren’t a franchise that should be celebrating because they got their first win in week 6. That isn’t how that franchise runs. I am not discrediting the win but simply stating that no one associated with the Steelers should be celebrating anything right now. It isn’t their style to be happy at 1-5 or even 2-5. The win is great and they can build on that but lets not act like they are any where near they want to be.

    Is it a double standard? Yes of course it is. You aren’t the Jaguars who are just trying not to go 0-16, you are a respected franchise. I am a Packer fan I would hold my team to the same standard as I am the Steelers right now.

    I don’t mind celebrations but only when there is something to celebrate. Broncos can dance all they want and Chiefs live it up because it doesn’t last forever. When you are a storied franchise and are performing far below the norm I think its best just to hand the ball over and concentrate on getting better. No one’s job is safe over their right now and I would worry about the film I am producing more than my celebration dance.
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    I would love to see that work ethic as well, but the fact is these are kids that often get caught up in the moment. If he continues to be a jackhole after his coach publicly tells him to stop, then I have no problems with Sanders sitting out a game to learn his lesson. You won’t see Heath Miller somersaulting into the endzone, for one he might break a hip, two he’s an experienced vet and knows better. I have zero problems with a player celebrating a ‘meaningful’ TD (non-garbage time) in any game no matter the record. In this case Sanders was admittedly over the top about scoring a TD that extended his team’s first lead of the season since being up 2-0 in week one. It was celebration-worthy, but I miss the days when spiking the football in the endzone was enough celebration. On the other hand, Antonio Brown needs to learn that first downs should be considered a little more business-as-usual.

  106. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 16, 2013 10:54 AM

    Come on scoobs, you know I’m too much a hypocrite to say that – Flacco just got lucky for his SB. But any way you slice it Ben > Joe. Good day sir.

  107. bmoreballbuster says: Oct 16, 2013 3:12 PM

    C’mon Coach, Let the boys have some fun…
    After all, it’s not like they score anymore anyway!

  108. scoobies05 says: Oct 16, 2013 8:58 PM

    lol at hypocrite. and flacco is just as lucky as ben and santonio vs the cards

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